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once, a line i use endlessly thanks to a former partner at goldman sachs, i would be putting on my capital preservation halt. which, unlike my brokerage cap, resembles more of a hard hat. no soft chapeau here. my recommended course of action? here's what i would say. first we need to take some profits in the biggest winners. stocks like, for example, retailers because they benefitted from the payroll tax cuts and other benefits from the government. those are going to go away, conceivab conceivably, in the new tax regiment. there will be less purchasing power. second, i would say stocks like walmart that had a huge run go up another 10%. it may still pay to sell it now than when you get over on the other side of the fiscal cliff where it might appreciate 10%. needless to say, a stock like apple is very right for this particular kind of sell call. it makes so much sense to sell it now, take the capital gain as many have huge profits here. these people who are selling are what i call natural sellers. they don't care about next year. they don't care that it could be better. they don't
's get straight to john harwood at the maproom to give us more color on what we're seeing as the most recent poll closings. over to you, john. >> we're almost completely closing the map of coloring in the map of all the states we knew in advance where they were going to faull. the only state where polls have not closed yet is the state of alaska. we're very confident mitt romney is going to win that based on polls before the election. so we're really waiting for those seven battleground states that haven't been filled in yet. again, to reiterate, as we've talked about before, if president obama wins the state of florida this race is over. he's going to be re-elected for a second term. but if mitt romney wins it, he's got to also win north carolina, he's got to win virginia, where it's very close, and he's got to win the state of ohio, which is really a big one hanging out there. president obama is hoping to check mate mitt romney by winning the state of nevada, where he had been favored going into election day, and the state of ohio where he'd held a persistent lead in the polls. obam
call me at 1-800-743-cnbc. the eve of the election is upon us. and the market is confused. dazed and confused about what to do, and confused about what matters if president obama is re-elected or not. the indecision over the outcome played out once again in today's quiet session. the dow gained 19 points. s&p rallied. nasdaq advanced .59%. tonight i want to show you what really matters in stocks, why they might go up or down independent of the election. don't worry, i'm going to give you some picks for an upset by governor romney, although i'm on record thinking it's most likely not going to go the governor's way. but i bow to popular demand. first up, let's figure out how stocks have really done under president obama, and i'm going to use a prism that i haven't seen anyone else use, the five-year lookback. you cannot use the inauguration day as the starting point. there's too much priced in at that point. almost every stock is higher, so it's irrelevant. the s&p is up 75% from inauguration. we need to go back to when the great recession was just about to begin. it became clear t
to buy, not sell. this can be a tricky process. if you use the starbucks prism, you have to expect pain before you get gain. that's what's happening right now. this is where you live until you get to here. it is happening in whole foods now. that is getting hammered. once the stock re-adjusts lower as the uber growth bulls throw in the towel, i think can you have a starbucks-like resurrection. it's not that easy to find the next starbucks. you always have to fret. you have to worry that you might be stumbling into a mcdonald's, a once consistent grower that is now become maddeningly inconsistent as today's miserable same-store sales numbers show. because of a rising tax on dividends courtesy of the coming fiscal cliff, the 3% yield no longer protects from you the down side. you have to pay higher taxes on your dividends. sure, there are some companies that blew away numbers. last night qualcomm cell phone semiconductor had a magnificent quarter. time warner did the same. but for every qualcomm and time warner, there are ten others that are terrible. it's great to have a handful of stock
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